A means of connecting a computer to any other computer anywhere in the world via dedicated routers and servers. When two computers are connected over the Internet, they can send and receive all kinds of information such as text, graphics, voice, video, and computer programs.

No one owns Internet, although several organizations the world over collaborate in its functioning and development. The high-speed, fiber-optic cables (called backbones) through which the bulk of the Internet data travels are owned by telephone companies in their respective countries.

The Internet grew out of the Advanced Research Projects Agency's Wide Area Network (then called ARPANET) established by the US Department Of Defense in 1960s for collaboration in military research among business and government laboratories.

Later universities and other US institutions connected to it. This resulted in ARPANET growing beyond everyone's expectations and acquiring the name 'Internet.'

The development of hypertext based technology (called World Wide web, WWW, or just the Web) provided means of displaying text, graphics, and animations, and easy search and navigation tools that triggered Internet's explosive worldwide growth.

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  • Thanks to the digital age and recent technological advances in software, everyday transactions in business now partake within the internet.

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  • The internet has revolutionized the 21st century and helped people all over the world do things they could have never imagined.

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  • Today more people are on the internet than anywhere else so if you want to reach as many customers as you can you must be on it to.

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Notable Quotes

  • A Statement on the Internet
    "The internet is a great way to get on the net. (Bob Dole was the 1996 Republican presidential candidate)"
    - Bob Dole
  • Changes Associated with the Internet
    "It is true that the Internet will change everything. It is not true that everything will change. (Stated by Paul Deninger when he was the CEO of high-tech investment bank Broadview)"
    - Paul Deninger
  • One Perspective on Internet Companies
    "There won't be any Internet companies. All companies will be Internet companies, or they will be dead. (Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel)"
    - Andy Grove

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